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Can you identify which bass is which in this test?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by dbd1963, Jul 24, 2012.


  1. Yes, it's so easy a child could do it

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  2. Dang, that's tougher than I thought

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  3. No, I am stumped!

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  1. dbd1963

    dbd1963

    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    It's probably going to be pretty easy for you.

    There are three basses, and each is played through a short riff with a pick and then finger style.

    They are a Fender Modern Player Jazz, a Warwick Corvette Std 5, and a Tobias Toby Pro Custom with Bartonlini soapbars and a Bart pre-amp rather than the stock crap it came with. They are all going through a Portaflex PF-500 and an Avatar 210 into an SM57 and then straight into my DAW. There is a little light mastering to pull them up a bit.

    Can you tell which is which? Which tone do you like the best?

     
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  2. dbd1963

    dbd1963

    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    In case nobody is guessing because it's harder than I thought it would be, let me add that to me Bartolinis sound throaty with a kind of, I don't know, Steinberger overtone, like there's some graphite in there somewhere. The Warwick is snappy and precise when played with good technique, which I do not have with a pick btw, while also growly. And the Modern Player has humbuckers, so it'll be a bit different from your average Jazz sound.

    I was surprised by how much I liked the Tobias with the Bartolinis. It might be my favorite tone in this matchup. I don't like the Warwick at all in comparison. The Jazz, it seems to me, even with the humbuckers, has a classic tone that would fit right into a mix without too much struggle.
     

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